The Quality Assurance Service Co Ltd, trading as GDGC (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which we collect and process personal data.
For the purpose of the Data Protection legislation and rules (the Act), GDGC is an insurance broker and the entity and data controller responsible for holding and using your data. We may share data and information with other parties’, and this is explained in the policy below.
We may obtain personal information from GDGC Accredited Installers and their clients for the installations they undertake, or from other third-party sources. We may therefore collect and process the following type of data:
For clients of our installers or the public:
For installers or employees of installers:
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We may disclose your personal information to certain third parties for example:
You have several rights in relation to your personal information. These are:
We will retain your data for as long as it is reasonably required for our legitimate purposes and to meet our regulatory requirements, and for no longer than is necessary.
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.
We may collect information about your computer including where available, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.
We might also use the information to analyse trends, learn more about user’s interests, assess the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and gather broad demographic information for our own internal use. It will also be used for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions, patterns and to identify unique visits to our website and does not identify any individual. However, there are instances on our website where personal data will need to be provided. In this instance, we will only use this information in accordance with applicable data protection rules and where you have provided consent.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service and for analytical purposes.
We also make use of a custom audience pixel which is a tiny piece of Java script inserted onto each of our web pages and this is used for social media platforms. This pixel records information about the user’s browser session, so that we can address our visitors for commercial purposes. The user’s information will be deleted after 180 days until the user visits the website again.
To opt-out, for Facebook, please visit https://en-gb.facebook.com/about/basics/advertising/ad-preferences or for Linkedin, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any data about you to these websites.